Inukami!

Inukami! (いぬかみっ!, lit. Dog Gods!) is a Japanese light novel series written by Mamizu Arisawa, with illustrations by Kanna Wakatsuki. The series revolves around a dog goddess named Yōko and her master Keita Kawahira as they fight against various troublesome spirits. Several more inukami besides Yōko also play an important role, most notably the inukami of Kaoru Kawahira. A twenty-six episode anime adaptation of the series produced by Seven Arcs aired between April and September 2006 on TV Tokyo in Japan.

The word inukami (いぬかみ) appears to be a corruption of the word inugami (いぬがみ), a type of Japanese spirit that literally means “dog god”. The only difference between the two words is the lack of a dakuten in “inukami”. A possible reason is that traditional inugami are considered dangerous spirits, more likely to cause harm than help, and are sometimes used to invoke deadly curses.

Opening Theme
“Hikari” by Yui Horie
Ending Theme
“Yuujou Monogatari” by Aice5
Episode 12: “Kei no uta” by Nana Mizuki
Character Vocal Album : Paradiso
Inukami OST 1 / OST 2

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